Board of Directors
Mark Tremblay, President
Born and raised in New England, Mark began his rowing career with Coach Joe 'Okie' O'Connor at the University of Miami. He rowed competitively for four years as a heavyweight sweep rower earning medals at regattas from Boston to Miami Beach to San Diego. Mark continues to row with other adult Masters most recently at World Master's-Sarasota, Head of the Potomac, Occoquan, and Chattahoochee. While not rowing, Mark enjoys both indoor and outdoor recreational activities in Peachtree City and Fayette county with his wife and daughter, Pamela and Trinity.
Matt Miller, Vice President
Matt started his rowing career as a freshman at West Springfield High School in Northern Virginia. He went on to row at the University of Virginia, where he majored in Systems and Information Engineering. Upon graduation, Matt rowed for Potomac Boat Club while working in the Washington DC area. From 2014-2016, he was a member of the United States National Rowing Team and went on to represent the United States in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, racing in the men’s coxless four event. The placed in 7th. In addition to the Olympics, Matt has raced in over 10 international rowing events such as Henley Royal Regatta, Rowing World Cups and Championships. After retiring from international rowing, Matt earned his MBA from the University of Virginia and now resides in Newnan, GA with his wife and daughter.
Dennis Parker, Treasurer
Dennis Parker was born in Fort Payne, AL but spent his childhood in multiple cities across the Southeast. He is a graduate of the Culverhouse College of Business at the University of Alabama. Dennis is a Senior Vice President with SunTrust Investment Services Inc., where he leverages his twenty two years of
experience in the wealth management sector to help families and institutions meet their financial goals.
Dennis, his wife Sharon, and their five daughters moved to Newnan in 2005 because they found Coweta and Fayette counties to be outstanding areas in which to raise a family. Dennis became aware of the Peachtree City Rowing Club when four of his daughters attended a Learn to Row session during the summer of 2017. After that initial experience, one of his daughters decided to join the Junior Club. Another daughter followed later that year. Dennis watched the significant positive benefits it made not just to their physical fitness, but to their social maturity and an overall confidence. Those benefits extend
far beyond their time on the water. This inspired him to do what he can to support the organization. Dennis is an active member/volunteer with Southside Church and a 2012 graduate of Leadership Coweta. In addition to work and various volunteer activities, Dennis really enjoys spending time with his family.
Beth Parker, Public Relations
Beth Parker began rowing in her early 40’s after reading the book, “Younger Next Year”. Inspired by the proven fitness benefits and her love for the water, Beth purchased a rowing shell and taught herself to row on the lakes of Fayette County. Now, 15+ years later, her passion for the sport has become something she can’t stop talking about. She trains and competes regularly in Master’s Regattas across the U. S., and rowing into her 80’s and beyond is among her long term goals.
Beth has a B.S. Degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She is an active member of Crosspoint Community Church in Peachtree City. She and her husband, Randy, have 2 children and 6 grandchildren.
Kathy Avidano, Secretary
As a Peachtree City resident for 13 years, Kathy is passionate about this town and the opportunities and experiences that it has to offer. Prior to moving to PTC she was an elementary school teacher and earned her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership with the hopes of becoming a school principal. Family life took her in a different direction and out of the classroom. She now manages a team of 12 Course Facilitators for a company that provides online classes for teacher recertification . Rowing has been a family affair even before the inception of PTCRC. Her sister rowed for Pine Crest Preparatory School in Fort Lauderdale and Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Her son Mason is a founding team member of the club and began rowing in August of 2016.